55g to 140g

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  1. RNO CORALS

    RNO CORALS Bristle Worm

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    I have been working on my upgrade for the last month or so, I currently have a 55g that has been running for 23 months. I came across a 140g tall with a built in 30g sump in the back part of the tank. I will be drilling the last chamber down to a 55g sump/fuge. The tank measures 5'x18"30". I am building a custom stand as well as a canopy for this tank to make it just the way I want it. I have collected all my equipment including new lights, new koralia's with the digital controller, and a new skimmer. The rest of my current equipment will be able to work with the change. I will keep posting as my upgrade progresses.
     
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    4phish Montipora Digitata

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    Coolc! Cain't wait for some pics.
     
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    RNO CORALS Bristle Worm

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    pics

    Here are a couple of pics of the canopy and the stand. The stand will match the canopy.
     

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    phongt86 Bristle Worm

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    nice build are you gonna put the sump in first before nail the sides in
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks good, congrats
     
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    RNO CORALS Bristle Worm

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    It will slide in thru the front of the stand. Just gotta put the hinges on last. I made it accessible thru the front just in case down the road.
     
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    RNO CORALS Bristle Worm

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    I am having a hard time deciding how to do my return. 2 options.

    1-a standard return with a T coming in from the top on the left and right side.

    2-drilling a hole thru the chamber box installing a bulk head and wrapping a spray bar across the back.

    Any suggestions.